I have been a foster

Cooper

1. I have been a foster
Long and many a day;
Foster will I be no more,
No longer shoot I may;
Yet have I been a foster.

2. Hang I will my noble bow
Upon the greenwood bough,
Fore I cannot shoot in plain
Nor yet in rough;
Yet have I been a foster.

4. Lady Venus hath commanded me
Out of her court to go;
Right plainly she sheweth me
That beauty is my foe;
Yet have I been a foster.

6. Now will I take to me my beads
For and my psalter-book,
And pray I will for them that may,
For I may nought but look;
Yet have I been a foster.

(This is verses 1, 2, 4, and 6 from the list of verses Purple and I have.--Eliane)


O Occhi, Manza Mia

Lassus

1. O occhi, manza mia,
O occhi, manza mia, cigli dorati.
(repeat)
O faccia d'una luna,
O faccia d'una luna stralucente!
Tiene mi mente, gioia mia bella,
Guardami un poco a me,
Fa mi contento.
(repeat)

2. O bocca come zuccaro,
O bocca come zuccaro impanato.
(repeat)
O canna che specchiare,
O canna che specchiara fai la gente.
Tiene mi mente, gioia mia bella,
Guardami un poco a me,
Fa mi contento.
(repeat)

3. O cuore, manza mia,
O cuore, manza mia, perfido cuore.
(repeat)
Tu sei la gioia mia,
Tu sei la gioia mia, lo mio amore!
Tiene mi mente, gioia mia bella,
Guardami un poco a me,
Fa mi contento.
(repeat)

(Verses 1 and 3 are in the music on the website. Keep verse 2 handy so you can slip your eyes over to it when it's time to sing it!)

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